Rensselaer Set to Host Greek Life Fire Safety Day April 23

Every year, college and university students experience a growing number of fire-related emergencies, according to statistics from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. While there are several causes for these fires, most are due to a general lack of knowledge about fire safety and prevention. On Wednesday, April 23, nearly 90 students representing Greek Life sororities and fraternities at Rensselaer will participate in a fire safety training program. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house located at 200 Sunset Terrace.

EcoLogic to Celebrate EarthFest 2014 on April 22

In order to get environmental sustainability into the hearts and minds of the campus community, EcoLogic, the environmental student organization at Rensselaer, plans to host its annual EarthFest event on from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, on the Rensselaer Union patio. The rain date is April 25.

Be a Part of Commencement 2014!

Rensselaer's Commencement committee is currently seeking volunteers to assist with this year's Commencement ceremony, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 24 at 8:30am in the East Campus Athletic Village Stadium.

Commencement Status Check Scheduled for May 8

Thursday, May 8, 2014 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Where: none
Description: Tickets for Commencement will be distributed. Students must fill out a degree application to pick up tickets; each graduate will receive seven tickets to the East Campus Stadium.

Emerging Frontiers Forum to be Held May 9-10

Friday, May 9, 2014 - Sat , May 10, 2014 (all day)
Where: JEC 3117
Description: The theme of the forum is Design and Manufacturing: the Role of Numerical Modeling. The event will include panel presentations featuring distinguished alumni; and a roundtable discussion by alumni attendees, students, and faculty with the goal of improving the educational and alumni experience. The forum will also include faculty and student presentations and tours of educational and research laboratories.

Artist-in-Residence Sabisha Friedberg to Speak at EMPAC

Thursday, May 8, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: EMPAC Studio 2
Description: Compelled by sound levitation, perceptual delineation of space through sound, and low-end experiential thresholds, artist Sabisha Friedberg’s work pulls together concepts from the perceptual, phenomenological, and phantasmagorical to create thought provoking, mystifying pieces. Friedberg will discuss her past practice as well as elements investigated during her time as an artist-in-residence at EMPAC.

Dept. of MANE Colloquium Scheduled for April 23

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: DCC 330
Description: David K. Hayes of Los Alamos National Laboratory will discuss Nuclear Engineering research and development capabilities and opportunities at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

PakSA to Host Mr. & Miss Jashn Show 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: West Hall Auditorium
Description: Rensselaer's Pakistani Student Association is super-excited to present the community with the Mr. and Miss Jashn show, in the search for two current RPI individuals who best represent the "jashn" (celebration) of South Asian culture! Doors open at 6PM; the show will begin promptly at 7PM.

RPI Relay For Life to be Held April 25-26

Friday, April 25, 2014 6:00 PM - Sat , April 26, 2014 6:00 AM
Where: Armory
Description: The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement symbolizes hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. If cancer has touched your life, participating in Relay For Life of RPI is a great way to take action and help finish the fight. This is your opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those we have lost, and raise funds and awareness to fight back and help end cancer forever.

Shelnutt Gallery to Feature "City Scapes" Exhibit by RPI Photo Club

Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:00 AM - Fri , May 16, 2014 9:00 AM
Where: Rensselaer Union Room 3606 (Shelnutt Gallery)
Description: Stop by the Shelnutt Gallery in the Rensselaer Student Union to view the RPI Photo Club show, "City Scapes," which contains only student work. Be sure to stop by and check out the photos before the end of the semester!